CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1990
Mabuhay ! to The Times for your editorial ("At Long Last, Justice for Filipino Vets," Dec. 2) on Filipino veterans. My sentiments exactly, and those of all Filipino-Americans. Your article is well-researched and well-expressed. For these Filipino veterans, the battle is not yet over. Working to obtain veterans benefits is another mountain for them to climb. Just as the Japanese-Americans were segregated in their concentration camps, these Filipino veterans have been emotionally imprisoned all these years.
January 6, 2005
I really enjoyed Howard Leff's column "All Set for Love, Seriously" [Dec. 30]. All of us stable, mature, emotionally healthy women hope one day all mankind will strive for and achieve the emotional evolution that you hope for in 2005! I, for one, have decided that in this brand-new year I'm going to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. I'm going to forget the past and the mistakes I've made in my love life. Howard, I'm wrapping myself in all the cliches. I'm going to "take risks," "grab the brass ring," "go for the gusto" and "be positive."
July 19, 1987
To help with a book, I would be most grateful to hear from women who have participated, or who currently participate, in competitive sport at any level--how they came to take up their sport, whether they have achieved the standard at which they aimed, and how they react emotionally to victory and to defeat. A. L. BOUGHMAN Box 121 Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2RZ England
September 24, 2009 |
A special-education teacher in Tyler was fatally stabbed in a high school classroom, and police took a 16-year-old male student into custody. Todd R. Henry, 50, worked with students at John Tyler High School who were either emotionally or behaviorally challenged, said his older brother, Jody Henry. "He loved it," his brother said. Supt. Randy Reid said a teacher's aide and two students were in the class, and the aide subdued the suspect before calling police.
February 4, 2013 |
"Drugs had destroyed my body and my mind and my spirit. I could no longer experience happiness or surprise. I couldn't remember the last time I felt spontaneous joy. Why was I even alive?" Josh Hamilton in his autobiography, "Beyond Belief" WESTLAKE, Texas -- It was 2 a.m. when Josh Hamilton, strung out on crack cocaine, his once-robust 6-foot-4, 230-pound body withered to 180 pounds, most of his $3.96-million signing bonus squandered on booze and drugs, staggered up the steps to his grandmother's house in Raleigh, N.C. Homeless, dirty and barely coherent, Hamilton was a few days removed from a suicide attempt -- an overdose of pills -- and in the fourth year of a harrowing drug addiction that caused the former can't-miss prospect to be banned from baseball for three full seasons.
October 5, 2008 |
Justin and Brandy Besemer were newly married and trying to pay off their wedding debt when they decided their family needed a dog -- an American Bulldog named Kaila. Thus started one of their first arguments. Brandy, who had never had a dog before, wanted to spend a little over $300 a year to buy pet insurance. Justin, who had always had dogs, thought it was a waste of money. "His parents told me this horror story that made me insist we get it," explained Brandy, 28.